UAEU has been listed in record 16 subjects by QS World University Rankings by Subject
The Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) – supports the UAEU’s strategic
vision and mission by promoting emerging educational technologies and teaching pedagogies
among faculty members and instructors. CETL provides its supporting functions using
four units: Instructional Design Unit (ID) to oversee the massive online and blended
course transformation process that has started in support of implementing smart teaching
and learning in UAEU courses. A second unit titled Teaching Scholarship & Assessment
Unit (TSA) supports the assessment of teaching and learning effectiveness and efficiency.
A third unit in charge of Faculty Professional Development (FPD) which plans, develops,
and manages the delivery of workshops, seminars, discussion panels, and forums to
promote teaching excellence. The fourth unit in CETL is the Textbooks unit, which
manages the digital textbooks provision via UAEU’s Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard).
Different Centres to support students
UAEU has been ranked the top business school in the UAE in the QS 2021 Global Executive
UAEU has been named the nation's top university in Times Higher Education's ranking
release which placed UAEU as the 39th best university in Asia.
Resources: UAEU provides free access to the library for the entire national community,
which includes all citizens and residents in the UAE. For those wishing to use services
such as online databases, computer usage, or borrowing books, we charge 10 AED (3
USD) per year. UAEU scientists also provide free edX courses for local high school
students and other courses that are provided free access for all. The university has
a Continuing Education Centre that provides a range of courses targeting the local
population outside the university. These courses may be charged. Please note, these
evidences are publicly available but we were not able to enter them in the data collection
Events and lectures for the public: The UAEU Continuing Education Centre provides
a series of programmed events, lectures, and training sessions to which the local
community is invited. These include language training, IELTS preparation and other
useful skills like blockchain, artificial intelligence, Amazoogle, and design thinking.
We offer another initiative to teach Arabic to non-native Arabic speaking children
called ‘Arabic is the language of tolerance’. The library organises a series of ad
hoc events for targeted audiences mainly outside the university. The Science & Innovation
Park offers events and courses for the local population and school students to encourage
innovative and creative thinking, e.g. seed fund coaching. Finally, the university
career centre offers events and lectures that are only for the university alumni.
Student Affairs conduct a Customer Happiness Survey (every semester) to get the feedback
of students on admission and registration services, overall rating about the teaching
methods and courses offered to them.
Ph.D. Teaching Academy Program offered by CETL: The PhD Teaching Academy program is
a blended program developed to prepare PhD students to start a teaching career in
the academia. The program allows PhD students to learn how to manage large and small
classes and gain hands-on experience with a range of teaching and learning pedagogies,
instructional technologies, and best practices.
UAEU received 5-star rating for online learning according to the QS World University
Ranking. This achievement confirms UAEU’s pioneering role in the educational process
as a national institution through the development of its academic outcomes and programs
that meet international standards.
2111 Numbers of external library users from other universities, institutions, Alumni
and members of the community,
4 M Total electronic Downloads Activity & Usage Major E Resources: E journals & E-books.
4,785 Number of students and faculty attending outreach programs for information literacy
and training, workshop events organized by the library both in virtual and physical
10,785 The number of borrowed and circulated material from the library,
715,426 Journals, Books, &print Databases. All Resources across All Disciplines: Available
licensed electronic content from Publishers and Print collection
952,945 Readership of UAEU Scholarly Content Downloads Globally.
332,971 theses downloaded; 2,117 theses are available at UAEU website.